[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Debian/GNU Freebsd

On Fri, Feb 19, 1999 at 11:27:21AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 19, 1999 at 09:54:10AM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 18, 1999 at 04:27:16PM -0600, =>Merlin<= wrote:
> > 
> > > I don't see any point to this entire debate - FreeBSD is just another
> > > kernel.  If people want to work on it, fine.  
> > 
> > yep.
> NO!  Is nobody noticing that FreeBSD is BSD license, not GPL?  That
> commercial people can "adopt" it for binary form, and exploit our
> hard work?  That this opens up a SERIOUS vulnerability for the free
> software community?

the license on the kernel has no bearing on the license of the userland
we run on top of it.

GPL software can run on top of BSD licensed kernel with no problems.

we have other BSD-licensed software in debian, i see no reason why a
kernel is any different.

> No?  Well read /usr/doc/copyright/BSD!

BSD license isn't as good as GPL, but it's free enough - it qualifies as
DFSG free...that's all that matters.


craig sanders

Reply to: